I have wanted "fat binaries" with statically linked libraries for a while now. I know it is not trivial. Even PCBSD gave up on the idea eventually, but it is the only sane way to do this. So what if I have 12 different copies of the same lib in the 12 different bundles that need it. Another 64GB SD card solves that. At the same time, I do look forward to being able to apt-get the stuff I want that maybe a lot of other people don't, like KMyMoney, Kate, Dolphin, even the full KDE, and having that stuff as part of the installed in the real way. But, a custom compiled SNES emu with all the needed libraries bundled together with binary so it will always work even if I apt-get upgrade, and that I can download wherever and double-click... sweet! This has always been one of the strong points of OSX that I wish more distros would borrow. Maybe we can all band together to show the rest of the Linux world the right way to do it. While we are at it, let's solve the "crappy cross-platform filesystem for removable media" problem. I have settled on XFS at last, for fault tolerance and good performance, but it means I won't be mounting my SD card that I use for working files on anything but Linux for the foreseeable future.